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Video Matsuri is an annual short film contest for students. Entries are required to be three minutes or under and include the Japanese language.

The contest opens in Term 1 and closes at the end of Term 3 each year.

A signature item is included each year as a bit of fun and should be planted or featured somewhere or somehow in the film.

Aside from the signature item and the use of Japanese language, there are no restrictions on style or theme, as long as it is age appropriate. You can produce a comedy, a drama, a documentary; you can animate it, you can claymation it – the sky’s the limit! The Video Matsuri team encourages and looks forward to a variety of themes and genres.

So why not enter and combine your Japanese ability with your creativity and acting skills? It’s a lot of fun.

Entries for 2018 are now closed.  Subscribe to our J-Teacher newsletter for updates on the 2019 contest.

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